Drawing from an album, pink Roses tied with blue ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum by Alexander Marshall. British, date 1639-1682.

Drawing from an album, pink Roses tied with blue ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum by Alexander Marshall.

Drawing from an album, pink Rose, orange Tagetes and blue Hyacinth, tied with pink ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, heightened with white, on vellum by Alexander Marshall. British, date 1639-1682.

Tagetes, Rose, Hyacinth from Florilegium by Alexander Marshall

Alexander Marshall (1639-1682) - Watercolour on vellum

Alexander Marshall - Watercolour on vellum

Drawing from an album, purple Iris, pink Anenome and yellow composite, tied with crimson ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum by Alexander Marshall. British, date 1639-1682.

Recto Drawing from an album, purple Iris, pink Anenome and yellow composite, tied with crimson ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum © The Trustees of the British Museum

Drawing from an album, purple Columbine and purple and crimson Anemones, tied with crimson ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum by Alexander Marshall. British, date 1639-1682.

Drawing from an album, purple Columbine and purple and crimson Anemones, tied with crimson ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum by Alexander Marshall.

Drawing from an album, yellow Tagetes, blue Love-in-a-mist and Pink, tied with crimson ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum by Alexander Marshall. British, date 1639-1682.

Recto Drawing from an album, yellow Tagetes, blue Love-in-a-mist and Pink, tied with crimson ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum © The Trustees of the British Museum

Drawing from an album, purple, white and crimson Tulip, white and crimson Anenome, and yellow Violet, tied with crimson ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, shaded with grey wash, on vellum. From Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium.

Drawing from an album, purple, white and crimson Tulip, white and crimson…

Drawing from an album, white and crimson, and purple Anemones, tied with dull red ribbon. Watercolour over metalpoint, heightened with white, on vellum. From Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium.

Drawing from an album, white and crimson, and purple Anemones, tied with dull…

Drawing from an album, white and crimson Tulip, Pink, and yellow and red Ranunculus, tied with blue ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, shaded with grey wash, on vellum by Alexander Marshall. British, date 1639-1682.

Drawing from an album, white and crimson Tulip, Pink, and yellow and red Ranunculus, tied with blue ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, shaded with grey wash, on vellum by Alexander Marshall. British, date 1639-1682.

Drawing from an album, crimson and white, purple and white, and crimson and yellow Tulips, tied with orange ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, shaded with grey wash and heightened with white, on vellum. From Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium.

Tulips from Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium.

Drawing from an album, red and white, and purple Anemones, tied with yellow ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, shaded with grey wash, on vellum. From Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium.

Drawing from an album, red and white, and purple Anemones, tied with yellow…

Drawing from an album, white Narcissi and pink Rose, tied with blue ribbon. Watercolour over metalpoint, shaded with grey wash, on vellum. From Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium.

Drawing from an album, white Narcissi and pink Rose, tied with blue ribbon. Watercolour over metalpoint, shaded with grey wash, on vellum. From Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium.

Drawing from an album, purple and blue Irises, and violets, tied with pink ribbon. Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum. From Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium.

Drawing from an album, purple and blue Irises, and violets, tied with pink ribbon. Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum. From Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium.

Drawing from an album, white and pink, and violet Anemones and yellow Tulip, tied with blue ribbon. Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum. From Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium.

Recto Drawing from an album, white and pink, and violet Anemones and yellow Tulip, tied with blue ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum © The Trustees of the British Museum

Drawing from an album, crimson and white Tulip, white Cherry blossom and blue Hyacinth, tied with yellow ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, shaded with grey wash, on vellum by Alexander Marshall. British, date 1639-1682.

Drawing from an album, crimson and white Tulip, white Cherry blossom and blue…

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